The Best Family Friendly Hotels to Book in Toronto

Toronto is famous for its varied range of outdoor and green spaces
Toronto is famous for its varied range of outdoor and green spaces | © Elton Law / Alamy Stock Photo
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24 November 2021
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A multicultural metropolis with an evocative waterfront cityscape, Toronto is an ideal destination for a family holiday. The iconic CN Tower dominates the skyline, while down below, everything from elite entertainment to foodie markets, distillery districts, eclectic neighborhoods, delightful natural landscapes, and much (much) more are designed to entertain a multi-generational audience. These are our picks for the top family-friendly hotels in Toronto to keep the whole gang happy, all bookable with Culture Trip.

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, for the royal treatment

The polished indoor pool and jacuzzi at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
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The Westin Harbour Castle reaches toward the sky from its princely spot on the Toronto coastline, making everyone feel a bit special. And nothing says “royal treatment” like waking up to the unbeatable views (we recommend a lake view room) after serene sleep in the brand’s uber-comfy Westin Heavenly beds. A stroll through the revitalized waterfront district should fan your appetite, just in time for your reservation at Savoury, the hotel’s “chef’s table meets private dining” multicourse experience.

Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection, for keeping the kids happy

A hotel room with a white double bed, navy blue sofa and white coffee table at Hotel X, Toronto
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Five-star service for families is the name of the game at Hotel X Toronto, where varying room configurations set up with Apple TV and Google Chromecast make it easy for multigen clans to stay connected and have space for solo moments. Round-the-clock in-room dining means chow for all tastes, but it may be a Herculean task to pull the kids away from the giant Play Centre full of toys, crafts, books, video game consoles – and even a sports court.

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Toronto, for aquatic delights

An ambient, classy room at Cambridge Suites Hotel, Toronto
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There’s no sour edge to the suites at this downtown Toronto property, connected to the city’s PATH – a mostly underground pedestrian walkway network that spans more than 19mi (30km). After a heavenly rest upon pillowtop mattresses, amble to Ripley’s Aquarium to gape at sand tiger sharks, moon jellies, and a giant Pacific octopus, before taking in an evening show at Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, a nearly 110-year-old double-decker theater with Edwardian details.

Fairmont Royal York, for family-friendly finesse

Retro indoor pool at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
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Luxury stays shouldn’t be adults-only, and the five-star Fairmont Royal York levels the playing field with rooms that offer Parisian-style embellishments accenting modern furnishings. Parents can toast in Great Gatsby style at Clockwork Champagne & Cocktails, then the whole gang can enjoy modern Canadian fare with traditional French touches at Reign. The restaurant’s attached bakery will delight kiddos in the morning with fresh-made croissants and muffins, while the adults can perk up with artisan-roasted coffee.

InterContinental Toronto Centre, an IHG Hotel, for camping glam

InterContinental Toronto Centre with indoor pool and loungers
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Seeing Toronto from a bird’s-eye view at CN Tower is a must during a stay in the metropole, and InterContinental Toronto Centre places you a short walk from the sky-scraping landmark. But don’t spend all your time with your head in the clouds, because the property has sea-level surprises you won’t want to skip, like the Family Getaway offer, which sets up a kids’ tent in your guest room living area for a movie fest (plus snacks).

The Omni King Edward Hotel, for luxury comfort

A regal room at the Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto
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Royal reds highlight silver and gold furnishings to make a stay at this Omni property fit for kings and queens. An offer to rule them all, the Family Fun Two Bedroom Suite Package comes with amenities like an Omni Kids Crew backpack full of dignified diversions, an in-room family movie and popcorn, and even milk and cookies delivered on your first night. Historians may disagree on many things, but never on the reigning power of milk and cookies.

One King West Hotel & Residence, for a lofty lifestyle

A family suite at One King West Hotel & Residence, Toronto
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At One King West, families can choose between handsome, homey Historic Suites, set in the 1914-built Dominion Bank Building, or Tower Suites, housed in the Silver Tower, one of the tallest residential buildings in Canada. But no matter where you end up resting your noggin, we highly recommend sweetening things with a goodie from the on-site Daily Ritual Cafe. The chocolate-almond croissant is excellent whilst kombucha or a mango smoothie make delicious healthier options.

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, for quaint accommodations

An elegant suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
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Butter up the clan with this Four Seasons Toronto deal: anyone staying with kids under 18 receives a complimentary in-room movie and a family-size popcorn during their stay. Upscale meets practicality with accommodations that feel like luxury English cottages set high in the sky. The spa (the only one to receive a five-star rating in Toronto, in fact) offers family swim hours every day of the week.

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